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Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

Client
Health Infrastructure (for the NSW Government)
Sector
Buildings
Services
Building Construction Engineering ExpertiseModular ManufacturingSupport Services
Value
$145 million
Duration
Two years

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

An artist's impression of the new Blacktown Clinical Services Building

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

The plan for the Blacktown Hospital precinct

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

The Select Plant cranes on site - Lofty and The Claw - were named by children from the hospital creche

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

January 2014 - the site takes shape

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Treasurer Mike Baird (right) launch the construction works

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

Construction progress: June 2014

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building. Sydney. Australia

The project utilises Laing O'Rourke's Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) methodologies

Full project details

In May 2013, NSW Health Infrastructure awarded Laing O’Rourke the contract for the design and construction of the new, seven-storey clinical services building as part of the of the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion.

As Principal Contractor, Laing O’Rourke will also be responsible for the logistics management of two other nearby projects on campus, which are part of the local health district’s wider expansion plan.

The new 170-bed clinical services building, which will be adjacent to the existing hospital building at Blacktown and linked by a fully enclosed “hospital street”, will include comprehensive care centres for cancer, cardiac, respiratory and aged care services in purpose-built facilities.

The wards will include single and two-bed rooms with en-suites.

The new cardiac centre will consolidate coronary care and cardiac care services, providing easy access to diagnostic and related clinical services such as intensive care, emergency, respiratory and diabetes. A cardiac gym will promote recovery and lifestyle education.

Terraces will provide welcome outdoor space for patients who may spend longer times in hospital. For staff, purpose build facilities have been designed to support current best-practice models of care, providing workplaces specially designed for multi-disciplinary teams including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff.

Prior to construction, children from the daycare centre within Blacktown Hospital took part in a competition to name the two tower cranes that would be working on site. Their chosen titles "Lofty" and "The Claw" were implemented by Laing O'Rourke's project leaders and have been working high over the construction zone since.

The naming competition is just one of the initiatives of Laing O'Rourke's EPIC agenda, which ensures every project engages with local issues around the environment, people, industry and the community.

Project facts

Blacktown Hospital

New facilities to deliver improved access to a wider range of services for the people of Greater Western Sydney – a rapid growth area.

The new building will connect seamlessly into the existing hospital building via a light-filled internal ‘street’ complete with new retail and dining areas.

A new main entry will direct patients into the new complex, with a cancer centre entry located at the opposite end of the building. The two entries will help stream patients and visitors quickly and easily to their destination.

Modern single and two-bed rooms, all with en-suites, will provide a new level of comfort for patients.

Blacktown Clinical Services Building

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